Friday, January 31, 2014

Love Yourself

Love Yourself by ilovedoodle #Illustration #Bear_Hug

        I guess I've been on kind of a theme lately that boils down to 'love yourself.'  We need to be true to who we are and have confidence that that is enough.  We are not defined by our circumstances but by how we react, adapt and handle them.  'Others will treat you exactly as you treat yourself.'  'With love, doubt disappears, fears fade, and there's a comfort that develops which makes even being alone a place of solace.'
       'Too many people undervalue what they are, and overvalue what they are not.'  We are all too quick to play the comparison game when we should be counting our own blessings and gifts.  We need to learn that we don't need others acceptance but that we need to accept ourselves.
      We are often our own worst critic. "I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man." – Dwight L. Moody   When we embrace who we are, then life will be simpler and fall into place.  'Trust but don't be naive. Listen to others, but don't lose your own voice.'  So many people claim to be trying 'to find themselves' but I think the greatest barrier is the effort to please others.  When you love yourself, you will want to share and give that love to others.  'My cup runneth over.'